Destiny is Halo Reskinned...WTF!

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#51 Edited by Senor_Kami (8447 posts) -

This was always apparent imo. God, I read some article about the history of XBL and there was a part about how Bungie really impacted OG XBL with what they requested for Halo 2. They went on to say how they planned on continually expanding the online experience and their ultimate grand version of what Halo would be reads like a feature list for Destiny.

It plays like Halo because it was quite literally envisioned as what Halo gameplay and multiplayer would ultimately become.

#52 Posted by Snugenz (12918 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Don't issue someone a challenge you know they can accomplish, defeats the purpose.

#53 Edited by Wanderer5 (25726 posts) -

It a futuristic shooter made by bungie, course there chances are going to be some similarly to Halo, and nothing really wrong with that when Destiny is having so much more to differ itself from that series still.

#54 Edited by mems_1224 (49012 posts) -

looks like halo without any personality.

#55 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (5468 posts) -

Well Bungie aren't exactly dynamic and Imo they're overrated. Halo 3 was their last great game and that was in 2007, 7 freakin years ago. They finally get a chance to do something else and they make a game which resembles Halo.

I saw an advert for Destiny a month or so ago online and I literally thought it was some Halo game until the end when they revealed the title of the game.

#56 Posted by PS4hasNOgames (2502 posts) -

@system-reboot said:

atleast Halo no matter how bad it is doesnot have iron sight. destiny has and its going to be worse..

I love playstation but even I can admit Halo is better than any Sony FPS.

#57 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

@ps4hasnogames said:

@system-reboot said:

atleast Halo no matter how bad it is doesnot have iron sight. destiny has and its going to be worse..

I love playstation but even I can admit Halo is better than any Sony FPS.

true. but thats not even saying much

#58 Posted by madskills6117 (4042 posts) -

@mems_1224 said:

looks like halo without any personality.

True, I used to love how much Master Chief talked....wait. As for the lore of the world, it's hard to tell what Destiny's lore is like considering we're only playing a limited beta.

#59 Posted by mems_1224 (49012 posts) -

@madskills6117 said:

@mems_1224 said:

looks like halo without any personality.

True, I used to love how much Master Chief talked....wait. As for the lore of the world, it's hard to tell what Destiny's lore is like considering we're only playing a limited beta.

Cortana>>>>>Dinklage's lazy ass performance.

#60 Posted by R3FURBISHED (10928 posts) -

@Snugenz said:

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Don't issue someone a challenge you know they can accomplish, defeats the purpose.

Operation Desert Storm, Pathways Into Darkness, Marathon, Myth, Oni, Halo and Destiny - the quick 23 year history of Bungie

#61 Posted by lostrib (44070 posts) -

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

#62 Edited by Snugenz (12918 posts) -

@R3FURBISHED said:

@Snugenz said:

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Don't issue someone a challenge you know they can accomplish, defeats the purpose.

Operation Desert Storm, Pathways Into Darkness, Marathon, Myth, Oni, Halo and Destiny - the quick 23 year history of Bungie

That has nothing to do with my post, i think you meant to only quote clr84651?

#63 Posted by lundy86_4 (44521 posts) -

I rather like the similarities to Halo, and the new social/MP elements are really interesting. All-in-all, I like it.

#64 Posted by Eddie-Vedder (7807 posts) -

Destiny is Next Gen Halo. MMO and RPG elements elevate it to something greater. I'm hooked on the beta. Gonna spend a LOT of time with the game. Day 1.

#65 Posted by cainetao11 (20291 posts) -

@Desmonic said:

Well, considering Bungie made Halo it's safe to assume they'd use many of it's elements in future series.

It would be much more of an issue if were a random studio doing this, instead of Bungie. Plus dat co-op. Fun as hell! It's a game clearly made to no play by yourself!

No doubt! Fighting the boss at the end of the second mission got boring because I was alone. This game screams co op

#66 Posted by SolidTy (46313 posts) -

@soapandbubbles said:

The game plays exactly like Halo, from the shooting.. jumping, nades and animations. Not to mention the guilty spark rip off that follows you around. The game is also called 'Destiny' much like 'Halo' as a spiritual reference if you know what i mean. I don't understand the Hype for this game. I won't even mention the over complexed ridiculous looking character models, i mean what the hell is this?

They made Halo games for over a decade and they are bound to use assets and ideas they are fond of. Cut Bungie some slack?

#67 Posted by lamprey263 (26172 posts) -

seems like Halo meets Borderlands to me

#68 Posted by 22Toothpicks (11411 posts) -

I didn't know Halo had RPG elements like leveling up, upgrading weapons/armor etc, an MMO feel with community hubs; it may feel similar but it's far from the basic room-to-room shooter that Halo is.

#69 Posted by foxhound_fox (91188 posts) -

It's Reach meets Borderlands. Seriously.

I'm significantly underwhelmed. It's a SUPER pretty game (on PS3), has all the elements the make a game great and a massive level of polish (even for a beta)... but I just am not interested in playing it.

I'll definitely wait for the PC version at this point. There is no point of buying it on a last gen console (since all my friends either have or will have a PS4/Xbone for it) and it just doesn't "feel" like a console game. The UI works like a mouse, the MMO atmosphere doesn't feel at home on a console, and the gameplay feels really sluggish on a gamepad.

#70 Posted by SuddenlyTragic (976 posts) -

I don't see the issue in it playing like Halo. In my opinion that's a plus, considering the Halo franchise is arguably the best console first person shooter franchise.

#71 Posted by indigenous_euphoria (194 posts) -

Feels just like Halo to me. Only everything is worse, graphics are worse, sound is worse, animations are worse.....

#72 Posted by ShoTTyMcNaDeS (2754 posts) -

Destiny definitely has quite a few Halo elements, but then I also see where Bungie pays homage to Mass Effect and a little to Borderlands. Now that I have played some of the beta, I see this as becoming a massive series for the PS4, Xbox One and most likely PC this generation.

#73 Posted by dalger21 (1292 posts) -

It's much more Borderlands than Halo. But then again, I only played Halo 1 and none of the others so perhaps I would say the same thing if I had played the others.

#74 Posted by sts106mat (20631 posts) -

@ShoTTyMcNaDeS said:

Destiny definitely has quite a few Halo elements, but then I also see where Bungie pays homage to Mass Effect and a little to Borderlands. Now that I have played some of the beta, I see this as becoming a massive series for the PS4, Xbox One and most likely PC this generation.

Yeah i agree, it does feel like it is a new beginning of something that could be massive.

I think it just became my most anticipated title this year.

#75 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (9489 posts) -

I thought it was the same as Halo also and it was really turning me off.

Then I had a theory. What if Destiny has the same feel because it is in the same storyline as Halo? I have to check the date that Destiny takes place but Halo is around the year 2400 (I think).

It would be cool if Destiny took place before Halo in the same universe but they could still have different stories.

#77 Posted by rosko123 (547 posts) -

Oh well... alpha was awesome, will get stuck into the beta after work. Can't wait for this to be released.

#78 Posted by y7jzdgy (38 posts) -

It seems that you can take the bungie out of Halo but you can't take the Halo out of Bungie.

#79 Posted by leandrro (1024 posts) -

@soapandbubbles said:

The game plays exactly like Halo, from the shooting.. jumping, nades and animations. Not to mention the guilty spark rip off that follows you around. The game is also called 'Destiny' much like 'Halo' as a spiritual reference if you know what i mean. I don't understand the Hype for this game. I won't even mention the over complexed ridiculous looking character models, i mean what the hell is this?

what i know is that its a past gen game, built on a past gen engine, if its halo reskinned (halo engine with little modifications) i still dont know

#80 Posted by SYSTEM-REBOOT (658 posts) -

@SuddenlyTragic said:

I don't see the issue in it playing like Halo. In my opinion that's a plus, considering the Halo franchise is arguably the best console first person shooter franchise.

well thats not saying much.

#81 Posted by funkmaster1233 (424 posts) -

Destiny is awful compared to Halo. I feel like the only reason people are hyped for it is because either:

A: There has been a huge drought for next gen console games so far

B: Playstation fans that haven't had a good shooting game since Socom

#82 Posted by ghostwarrior786 (5811 posts) -

says someone who has obviously never played halo lololololololol

#83 Posted by _Matt_ (9538 posts) -

I think it's unique enough to stand on its own, but it definitely has inspirations and influences from Halo.

From what I have played of the beta, I would say its the best parts of Halo and Borderlands put together.

#84 Posted by Ballroompirate (23870 posts) -

@lundy86_4 said:

I rather like the similarities to Halo, and the new social/MP elements are really interesting. All-in-all, I like it.

Amen

Also I like the vibe Destiny dishes out compared to Halo which the only games I enjoyed were Halo CE, Reach and ODST. Destiny is pretty much a mix of Mass Effect and Halo, which I have to say so far they've done a pretty good job.

#85 Posted by shawn30 (4367 posts) -

@sts106mat said:

It is very, very much like halo. I like the idea of the traveller and the guardians as story devices. It could rival halo / mass effect in scope for storytelling. really looking forward to exploring mars

Yeah, my thoughts exactly. Having played the beta for a few hours last night, I liked what I played more than I thought I would. But yeah, its Halo-esq bigtime. Not that that is a bad thing. People like to say Titanfall is like CoD, and its really not when you learn to play it very well. But Destiny is Halo re-skinned. Still, this is likely gonna be a purchase for me, so Bungie has done it again.

#86 Edited by Snugenz (12918 posts) -

@FoxbatAlpha said:

I thought it was the same as Halo also and it was really turning me off.

Then I had a theory. What if Destiny has the same feel because it is in the same storyline as Halo? I have to check the date that Destiny takes place but Halo is around the year 2400 (I think).

It would be cool if Destiny took place before Halo in the same universe but they could still have different stories.

It's not in the Halo universe because MS owns the Halo franchise and all things related to it including the lore.

If Bungie can make another great Sci-Fi universe like they did with Halo then that's just as good. After playing the very short story sections in the beta the story isn't very tangible atm but the intro has me hyped for another sci-fi epic.

#87 Posted by clr84651 (5557 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Being LAME as usual I see.

#88 Posted by clone01 (25434 posts) -

@clr84651 said:

@lostrib said:

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Being LAME as usual I see.

Getting called out for the fanboy you are. As usual, I see. Pathetic.

#89 Edited by lostrib (44070 posts) -

@clr84651 said:

@lostrib said:

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Being LAME as usual I see.

#90 Edited by That_Guy_xD (25 posts) -

@scottpsfan14: Then isnt your opinion just as far from fact as his?

#92 Posted by That_Guy_xD (25 posts) -

@scottpsfan14: I can accept that lol

#93 Posted by rabakill (884 posts) -

It looks worse than Halo to me. Corridor shooter with small battles is what the gameplay looks like.

#94 Posted by clr84651 (5557 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@clr84651 said:

@lostrib said:

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Being LAME as usual I see.

You being lame is me crying. In your dreams! It makes total sense that a game company would make multiple games with similar style. Naughty Dog does it. Bungie does it, they all do it Mr. Lame A**!

#95 Posted by lostrib (44070 posts) -

@clr84651: sorry I didn't catch that because of all your crying

#96 Posted by The_Last_Ride (75209 posts) -

@soapandbubbles: No it's not, and i played Both of the games. It's also made by the same developer, there will be some comparisons

#97 Posted by clone01 (25434 posts) -

@clr84651 said:

@lostrib said:

@clr84651 said:

@lostrib said:

@clone01 said:

@clr84651 said:

What did you expect? It's made by Bungie that only knows Halo.

Also Marathon, Myth, and Oni...fail harder.

Being LAME as usual I see.

You being lame is me crying. In your dreams! It makes total sense that a game company would make multiple games with similar style. Naughty Dog does it. Bungie does it, they all do it Mr. Lame A**!

Yet it still has nothing to do with you making a completely unjustified claim. You were proven wrong, and proceed to go on the defensive. Just admit your statement was moronic and we'll all move on.

#98 Posted by lostrib (44070 posts) -

@clone01: lol good luck with that

#99 Edited by clone01 (25434 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@clone01: lol good luck with that

Lol. I know. Guy is an idiot.

#100 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (3038 posts) -

So Assassin's Creed and COD are exactly the same game every year or so....and you have a problem with Destiny being too much like Halo?

Destiny might play like Halo gunplay wise....but theres so many different added things and whatnot.....I can't believe this thread exists.